How to Manage Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes occurs in approximately 5% of pregnancies.  Several complications arise for both the baby and the mother if gestational diabetes is left uncontrolled, including large birth weight and difficult delivery, preeclampsia (high blood pressure), and the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.  For the expectant mother recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes, …

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Gestational Diabetes

Affecting about 4% of all pregnancies, gestational diabetes is not a common condition but one that should be taken seriously. With about 135,000 new cases of gestational diabetes diagnosed each year, it is enough of a concern that all pregnant women are tested for it between weeks 24 and 28 of their pregnancy. While not …

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